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Sierra Pacific Orthopedics' doctors are often featured in news media as leading orthopedic surgeons and specialists in providing high quality care in virtually all areas of the body. Bookmark this page and check back often to see the latest news and events stories on Sierra Pacific Orthopedics, its expert team of orthopedic surgeons and specialists, and its line of orthopedic centers and services.

Treating Shoulder Instability

The shoulder is composed of the shoulder blade (scapula), collarbone (clavicle), and upper arm bone (humerus). With two joints, the glenohumeral and acromioclavicular, the shoulder is widely considered to be the least stable joint in the human body.

The shoulder can move in multiple directions, allowing you to apply force or pressure to it. This is why the shoulder is more prone to injury than any other joint in the human body.

Are You at Risk for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Injuries, genetics, and repetitive use of our hands can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful condition of the hand and fingers caused by compression of the median nerve. This can cause pain and irritation and hinder a person’s ability to function at work and home. So, what are the warning signs of carpal tunnel syndrome?

The most common warning signs are pain, tingling, and numbness in the fingers (all but the pinky). Other symptoms may include:

2012 Summer Olympics highlight use of physical therapy kinesiology tape

Aided by its high visibility throughout the 2012 Olympic Games, the use of kinesiology tape continues to be one of the fastest growing trends among athletes. Sierra Pacific Orthopedicssports medicine experts weigh in on the uses and benefits of this high-tech form of therapy and provide insight into whether it’s a tool we’ll continue to see for years to come.

A promising blood treatment for athletes

Sierra Pacific Orthopedics offers innovative nonsurgical option for tendonitis, torn ligaments

FRESNO, CALIF. (April 13, 2012) – Similar to PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy, ACP (autologous conditioned plasma) treatment allows a patient’s own blood to be used to treat conditions and injuries, such as tendonitis, sprained ligaments, fractures and rotator cuff tears, by injecting the patient's own healthy plasma into the injured area.